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Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
. at the age of 75 nelson mandela began negotiations to end apartheid and free the oppressed and oppressor both. working peacefully with south africa's president f.w. de klerk, the party that created the system of legal discrimination, he negotiated with the men who put him in prison. negotiations with de klerk took years but the end of apartheid did come. in 1993 de klerk and mandela won the nobel peace prize for their work together. apartheid was officially ended april 27th, 1994. on that day south africa held its first democratic election. that day nelson mandela cast the first vote of his life and was elected the president of south africa. >> today we're entering a new era for our country and its peop people. today we celebrate not the victory of the party but a victory for all the people of south africa. >> while mandela's presidency was only five years long, in that short time he managed to set south africa on a path to reconciliation, something that was deemed impossible only years before. but his legacy is not limited to one country on one continent. in concert with leade
Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
tribute to former south african president nelson mandela. among those in attendance, president barack obama who offered a eulogy for the south african leader honoring the life he lived and the place he earned in history. >> it's tempting, i think, to remember nelson mandela as an icon, smiling -- [ inaudible ] but madiba himself strongly resist resisted. [ applause ] >> instead, madiba insisted on sharing with us his doubts and his fears, his miscalculations along with his victories. i am not a saint, he said, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. precisely because he would admit the imperfection, because he grew to be so full of good humor, even mischief despite the heavy burdens he carries that we love him so. he was not a bust made of marble, he was a man of flesh and blood, a son and a husband, a father and a friend. that's why we learned so much from him. that's why we can learn from him still. nothing he achieved was inevitable. in the arc of his life, we see a man who earned his place in history through struggle and shrewdness and persistence and faith. >
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
. congressman nelson knows this well. have you a culture in the house -- i'm not sure this would pass the house. maybe he's privy to figures i'm not. have you a culture and we're talking about it before the show where americans are aspirational and you really have to make a sale to them a political culture, so much about food stamps, some realistic, some wildly unrealistic in terms of the way the real economy works. i think you have a sales job that needs to be done nationally to get people who might be part of this. >> if you're pro business conservative i don't understand why you're not from supports. when workers move between companies over the course of years, benefits should move with them. whether unemployment, health care, pensions, we've got to fix out a way to let workers go where their best use is and companies ought to appreciate that also. >> congressman, the republican party has been spinning its wheels on a number of issues. on the question of poverty and mobility, they have offered no practical solutions to the question the president posed yesterday. given that and given minimum
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
memorial for nelson mandela while senator ted cruz is headlining a group of two dozen members of congress also making the trip. we will get the latest live from south africa next on "now." ♪ ♪ by the end of december, we'll be delivering ♪ ♪ through 12 blizzards blowing ♪ 8 front yards blinding ♪ 6 snowballs flying ♪ 5 packages addressed by toddlers ♪ ♪ that's a q ♪ 4 lightning bolts ♪ 3 creepy gnomes ♪ 2 angry geese ♪ and a giant blow-up snowman ♪ that kind of freaks me out [ beep ] [ female announcer ] no one delivers the holidays like the u.s. postal service. priority mail flat rate is more reliable than ever. and with improved tracking up to 11 scans, you can even watch us get it there. ♪ you can even watch us get it there. before using her new bank of america credit card, which rewards her for responsibly managing her card balance. before receiving $25 toward her balance each quarter for making more than her minimum payment on time each month. tracey got the bankamericard better balance rewards credit card, which fits nicely with everything else
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